Bill Lehmkuhl

Getting seed into the ground properly in a no-till environment can be challenging for growers just starting out with the practice, and even for some veterans. But having a basic knowledge of proper attachments, setups and checklists for no-till planters can make the transition a little easier.

Bill Lehmkuhl, owner of Precision Agri Services and a no-till planter expert from Minster, Ohio, will provide attendees of an exclusive workshop at the 2018 National No-Tillage Conference with valuable tips and techniques for optimizing planter equipment, setup and operation. The workshop is focused on growers who are new to no-till or those already no-tilling who want to review the basics.

Lehmkuhl will share his advice on choosing and setting up no-till attachments, frame and hitch adjustments, meter calibration, planting rates and speeds, and dealing with a no-till environment overall.

This exclusive pre-conference workshop will take place on Tuesday, January 9, from 2-4 p.m. It is limited to 50 attendees and is an additional $75 to attend.

Co-located with the 3rd annual Precision Farming Dealer Summit, the 2018 conference will be held Jan. 9-12 at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. The 26th annual conference offers 13 general sessions, 24 no-till classrooms and 80 no-till roundtables. Additional discussion topics include the impact of no-till practices on plant nutrition and yield, slowing the growth of herbicide resistance and tips from growers on successfully interseeding cover crops into cash crops. The 2018 program is available online.

Sponsors making the learning and networking opportunities possible for no-tillers are Ag Leader Technology, The Andersons PureGrade, Case IH, Equipment Technologies (Apache Sprayers), Exapta Solutions, Fennig Equipment, KB Seed Solutions, Montag Mfg., Needham Ag Technologies, Nufarm, Syngenta, Titan International, Verdesian Life Sciences, and Yetter Farm Equipment.

A $50.00 registration discount is available through Dec. 31, 2017. For more information and to register for the conference at the $329 Early Bird rate, click here or visit